Should public art commissions go only to local artists?

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I've always been curious about the question at the heart of this controversy in Sacramento. After spending $8 million for a Jeff Koons to be placed in front of the Sacramento Kings' stadium some (particularly a local artist...) are questioning why the commission didn't go to a regional artist. What do you think? Should that be a factor in the judges decision? And why? EscKoons2               Full Story

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